If you ever dreamed about having your private island you must know that now it’s possible with kitchen islands. It’s not the same thing but it’s a great start. For many families, the kitchen is the heart of their home. In every kitchen there is the potential for great storage, display, and functionality.
1. Additional Storage
If your kitchen is lacking storage areas, a kitchen island may solve your problem. For those who love to cook, and utilize their kitchen to serve large family dinners, one can never have enough kitchen storage. This is where adding an island can be particularly beneficial. Under a kitchen island makes a great accessible space because it doesn’t interfere with the main preparation area of the rest of the kitchen.
2. A great gathering space
For the homeowner who likes to cook for groups of family and friends, an island can be a great gathering point in the kitchen. The addition of bar stools at the island can make it a great space for people to gather, talk, eat, and relax while you are cooking, bringing your guests into the cooking experience. Islands are, also, a great place for kids to feel part of the action and be in close eye view. Another option for kitchen islands is to place kid’s height amenities like a microwave and refrigerated drawer in reach.
3. A movable kitchen island
Need extra counter space and at other times need more floor space? A movable kitchen island offers more room for you and your family or friends. Once your meal is complete, roll your kitchen island out of the way for added space. Movable kitchens are ideal for smaller kitchens that need the best of both worlds.
4. Additional Amenities
An additional benefit of kitchen islands that many homeowners do not consider is that it gives you the space to add any additional amenities you may have always wanted in your kitchen, but did not previously have room for. When remodeling your kitchen, it is important to consider additions that will increase your kitchen’s functionality. For many homeowners, adding an island to their kitchen allows them to take better advantage of the space they have, and can alter the way they use their kitchen.
5. Island materials
You must choose carefully the material because it must be in harmony with the rest of the kitchen. If cost is a concern, consider plastic laminate or solid surface man made finishes. For mid level spending consider higher grades of solid surfaces or stained concrete. At the high end of the cost spectrum are butcher block, granite, and custom exotic wood varieties.